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FAIRBURY — Dorothy Elaine Alpers, 81, of Cole Camp, Mo., formerly of Fairbury, died Thursday (Jan. 1, 2015) at Good Samaritan Care Center, Cole Camp, Mo.

She was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Normal, a daughter of Samuel and Laura Hulvey Bayles.

On Sept. 4, 1954, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, she was united in marriage to Wallace Martin Alpers of Dwight. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2010, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chenoa, and a lifetime member of R.L. Nims Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 9787 in Fairbury. In May 2009, she moved to Cole Camp, Mo.

She is survived by her son, Samuel Martin Alpers, and grandson, Jordan Trevor Alpers, both of Olathe, Kan.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Spence Cemetery, south of Fairbury.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Mo., or St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chenoa, in care of Fox Funeral Home, P.O. Box 37, Cole Camp, MO 65325.

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